A Demographic Description of Evangelicals Attending Secular and Christian Colleges

From: Volume 3, Issue 2: Fall 2006 Pages 278-302


The purpose of this study was to provide a demographic description of college students that identify themselves as born-again Christians. The sample of 15,541 students from a longitudinal survey was compiled by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California, Los Angeles, in fall 1997 and spring 2001 in cooperation with 134 American colleges. This study reports on the demographic characterics of born-again Christian students by gender, race, political views, and religious preferences with a comparison of eight types of colleges. Implications for local churches, para-church organizations, and Christian colleges are discussed.



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